The Life and Deaths of Cyril WechtMonday, November 30, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 7:45
Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (run-time 45 minutes)
Cyril Wecht has been in the public eye since the 1960s and his legal and medical expertise has been called on in some of the most high-profile deaths in American history. He’s also never been shy about speaking his mind. This program will be moderated by co-author Jeff Sewald and includes audience q&a.
The longtime Allegheny County coroner knows his trademark outspokenness can rub people the wrong way, including many in positions of power. So, now he’s telling his side of the story, with film producer and magazine columnist Jeff Sewald, in an autobiography, “The Life and Deaths of Cyril Wecht: Memoirs of America’s Most Controversial Forensic Pathologist.”
The book chronicles Dr. Wecht’s life from his childhood mostly spent in the Lower Hill District to his rise to prominence as one of the country’s (and the world’s) go-to authorities in his field, asked to consult on President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the O.J. Simpson trial, Elvis Presley’s death, the attempted assassination of Taiwan’s president and many more